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MARTIN EISLER (1913–1977) & CARLO HAUNER (1927-1997)

Lounge Chair and footrest model «Costela»
Part of a pair of armchairs and their footrests
Manufactured by Forma Brasil
Brazil,1950
Jacaranda wood, black painted enameled steel

Measurements
Armchair
70 cm x 70 cm x 80h cm.
27,55 in x 27,55 in x 31,49h in.
Footrest
69,85 cm x 55,24 cm x 36,83h cm.
27,25 in x 21,75 in x 14,5h in.

Literature
Aric Chen, Brazil Modern the rediscovery of twentieth-century brazilian furniture. The Monacelli Press, New York 2016, reproduite page 205.

Bio
Beside Carlos Hauner, Martin Eisler (1913­-1977) was the founder for the iconic Brazilian furniture company Forma. He was born in Vienna, Austria, and studied architecture in his country. In 1938 he moved to Buenos Aires. After meeting Carlos Hauner in Brazil, he started traveling there frequently to collaborate on designs and, they founded Forma to sell their own designs as well as pieces licensed from Knoll International. Eisler also opened Forma in Buenos Aires, along with partners Arnold Hakel and Susi Aczel, as an architectural, industrial and interior design firm also known as Interieur Forma.